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How would one open TeXShop, say, via command line using ssh and X-forwarding?

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Nevertheless, on your local machine, typing open -a TeXShop in a shell should open the application, but this would not work through a ssh connexion. – Corentin Dec 10 '12 at 22:00

Short answer: you can't. Longer answer: TeXshop is not a X-11 application, it's a native Mac one. As such, it cannot be run remotely over a ssh session. It can be opened locally from the Terminal using

open -a TeXshop

Note also that TeXshop does not read command line parameters: TeXShop command line arguments

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